Church of our Father – Meeting Minutes of Jun 25, 1893 (Retain Rev. Cole)

Atlanta, Ga. June 25, 1893

A special meeting of the Church of Our Father was held to consider a call to the pastor for another year. A quorum being present the Clerk called the meeting to order and Mr. J. E. Harding was elected Chairman.

Mr. Dixon, Treasurer, made a verbal statement of the financial condition of the Society. Stating that if Mr. Cole was called at the same salary ($1200.00) as last year, the members would have to enlarge their subscriptions.

Mr. Dixon then offered the following, which was adopted.

Resolved: That it is the sense of the meeting that the services of Rev. William Roswell Cole as pastor of this Church have been eminently satisfactory to the congregation. And it is the earnest wish and desire of the members to retain him as pastor. Mr. Behre moved the adoption of the following, which was voted.

Resolved: That in consideration of the present financial condition of the Church, we ask Mr. Cole to kindly continue his pastorate until Nov. 1st and that a committee of the three be appointed to convey to him these resolutions and await his answer.

In accord with the above vote the chair appointed Mr. C.W. Behre, Mrs. Fanny Swift and Mr. John Y. Dixon a special committee.

Voted to adjourn.

H.M. Currier Clerk.

Source: Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 25   Folder:03   Book: 01   Pages: 176
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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